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as young as eleven years old. whoosh "it is heartbreaking. it is awful. " east bay parents react to the news that their schools are facing a massive budget shortfall.whoosh matt lauer ... fired,. as i'm sure you can imagine, we are devastated and we are still processing all of this the bombshell revelations that ended the career of nbc''s biggest morning television star.whoosh nearly two months after the north bay fire, a santa rosa family has an emotional reunion with the pet they were sure had died in the flames. (steve) eleven juveniles arrested. and accused in a violent crime spree in the south bay thank you for joining us i'm steve aveson. (pam) and i'm pam moore. as kron 4's dan kerman tells us, police believe the group is responsible for
more than a dozen crimes. the first incident took place friday night just before 11pm near the intersection of communications hill and mullinix way. a woman was carjacked and beaten. 4 juveniles have been arrested an 11 year old boy and 3 girls ages 13 to 14.then saturday about 440 in the morning just 3 miles away on cherry avenue a driver was carjacked at gunpoint 3 boys and 3 girls ranging in age from 13 to 15 were arrested for this crime. also over the weekend a 17 was arrested for vehicle theftsotthese kids are committing adult crimes and they need to be held accountablesan jose police chief eddie garcia says there's been a huge spike in juvenile arrests over the last year year to date juvenile robbery arrests up almost 70%, burglary arrests up almost 65% and stolen vehicle arrests up over 100% sot eddie garcia/san jose police chief 55-104i haven't seen spikes like these in quite some time and it's kind of startling. so we need to sit down with our county partners to see how we can reduce these numbersof the 11 arrested, most have already been returned to their parents after a brief stay in juvenile hall. garcia thinks that's part of the problem.sotyou're released within a few hours of
being brought there, there is no consequence for it, then what makes you think that you shouldn't do that again. standup dan kerman/san jose 130-140one person remains at large and while this group has only been connected to three crimes, authorities are looking at other crimes this weekend to see if they can be linked to this group . in san jose dan kerman kron 4 news. 141/std (pam) new at 8. he was trusted to watch children after school.. but the san mateo county sheriff's office says, he assaulted young girls under his care.(steve) an aid for an after school program was arrested, after two girl ages 6 and 7 years old. came forward,
saying he touched them inappropriately. kron 4's justine waldman is in san carlos with reaction from parents and the school district's response. justine waldman standup "detectives are not done with their investigation. they worry there might be other young victims out there."he had only worked at the after school program for one month, and now 19 year old huang kim tran from san mateo county faces charges of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor. sot it is very disturbing sot it is disgusting behaviorthe allegations come from when tran was a smart-e after- school aide held at brittan acres elementary.he also had playground supervision duties. in september, the san mateo county sheriff's office tells kroon 4 news a 6 year old girl came forward and said tran touched her inappropriately. the san carlos school district then fired him.as the criminal investigation continued, a 7 year old girl also came forward claiming tran touched her in an unwanted away. detectives arrested him on monday.the school district says tran passed all fingerprinting and background checks. rick fulton sot it is very unfortunate i think they did the best they could but sometimes things fall through the cracksthe criminal complaint against trans show the disturbing accusation that he touched the victims between their legs to for pleasure. parents are shocked someone
they trusted with their kids could be arrested for such conduct.amanda linden sot i am glad the child two of them were able to speak up and that he is no longer at the school in san carlos justine waldman kron 4 news (steve) in the east bay police arrest the (steve) in the east bay police arrest the owner of a gymon suspicion of lewd acts with a child. benjamin borsellino was arrested yesterday after authorities served a search warrant at the martinez athletic club on castro street in martinez. the 41-year - old suspect owns the club with his wife. police believe he committied lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old his bail
is set at 400-thousand dollars. on the gym's websiteborse llino is described as having more than 15 years of experience in the fitness industry. (steve) tonight... relief in san jose... after a man is arrested in connection with shooting at the side of an elementary school.(pam) but one big question tonight ... is why police think the young man pulled the trigger. our grant lodes has been following this story since yesterday morning ... and is here now with the latest. (grant) tonight investigators are working to figure out a motive for the shooting. 21-year-old nicholas o'connor has been arrested at his home in san jose. he's accused of shooting up book-sin elementary early yesterday morning...just before four a-m. all day yesterday...inve stigators worked the case...and the arrest was around eight o'clock last night... meaning the suspect was on the loose during school hours. that's why the school district decided to keep the
kids and staff inside the buildings yesterday while police searched for him. today...parents...were obviously relieved. (grant / cont vo) the gunman shot two surveillance cameras at booksin elementary.the school district says the cameras were damaged but were still working. and if the shooter had not been caught, kids would have been allowed outside on the playground...ad ministrators noting...that they will not operate in an environment of fear. (pam) the death toll in the north bay firestorm has risen to 44.. now that a man who was badly burned .... has died from his injuries.
41-year-old michael azarian died sunday at u-c davis medical center in sacramento. he was being treated for extensive burns. azarian was an engineer ... and moved to santa rosa two- years ago for a new job. a friend says, he tried to take shelter in a small clearing near his home, when the fires broke out on october 8th. the next day he was discovered with severe burns on more than half of his body. (steve) new tonight at 8. a north bay family thought their beloved family pet perished in the fires --- but then discovered he had been alive all this time ... wandering nearby parks kron-4's gabe slate sat down with teen who was reunited with her best friend. lea stockham / reunited with her cat thomas, santa rosait was like leaving a family member behind 15 year old lea stockham and her family had only minutes to get out of their santa rosa house when the north bay fire swept through.. she tried to grab thomas her cat she got as a present when she was 2 years
old. but he panicked and ran off. lea stockham / reunited with her cat thomas, santa rosa he is very special i've never not had him when they returned home their house was burned down and they found thomas dead. lea stockham / reunited with her cat thomas, santa rosa he has this house and it there was a body with grey and black fur. soon after they had a memorial for him with friends and family, they even made these decorated invites. then 45 days later lea stockham / reunited with her cat thomas, santa rosa microchip company a good samaritan found thomas wandering near a park had the cat's micro chip analyzed and made sure thomas got back to his family. lea stockham / reunited with her cat thomas, santa rosait was great. a good thing had happened. thomas is doing fine.. he survived on his own in the wild for 45 days lea wants other pet owners who are still missing their animals from the fire to have hope cats are resiliant some of them do have 9 lives lea stockham / reunited with her cat thomas, santa rosa there is still hope..
(steve) the jury is still out on whether or not jose garcia zarate will be held resposnisble for the 2015 death of kate steinle. (pam) the 12- members of the jury spent another full day deliberating ... but were unable to reach a verdict. criminal defense attorney brian ford has been keeping an eye on the trial. he tells kron-4 ---- one of the key questions in the case,
is whether or not the bullet that killed steinle --- was fired intentionally or not. ford says, another factor the jury is likely considering... is how zarate came upon the gun. we know it was stolen from the car of a federal law enforcement officer... but defense attorneys claim, zarate found it under a bench on the pier and that it was fired by accident. ahead at eight.. allegations of sexual misconduct grow --- as one of the most popular t-v hosts, is abruptly fired. plus. san francisco leaders decide on rules regulating legal marijuana ...how it will affect the sale of pot in the city. plus. parents voice concern over the potential impact of multi- million dollar cuts .... to an east bay school district that serves tens of thousands of children. i'm kron 4 meteorologist brittney shipp. coming up, i will take a look at your 7 day forecast.details are right after the break.
stormed a recent school board meeting to voice their concerns. they are upset over the possibility of teacher layoffs, slashed programs, and the elimination of a number of special classes (pam) the oakland unified school district faces a 15- point- one million dollar shortfall. (steve) this could cause a big blow to many beloved programs. kron four's terisa estacio spoke with district officials and parents... as they brace for the worst. mona lisa trevino it is heart breaking. it is awful.parents outraged as the oakland unified school district faces a 15.1 million dollar shortfall.olivia udovic, we could lose the teacher, the kids love this teacher so much. here at mazanita seed elementary in east oakland, parents say they are reeling trying to grasp what a multi million dollar cut could mean for the 86 schools serving 40 thousand children in the
district. oakland officials recently revealed the enormous shortfall and at a board meeting some parents so furious - they chanted for cuts to only happen at the top administrators.john sasaki, ousd spokesperson. how did this happen? a confluence of issues, not enough money from the state, and lack of accountability we overspent and now need to reign it in. the state of california was forced to step in and take over oakland unified school district more than a decade ago and that lead to some large broad cuts.sasaki. what is on the chopping block? schools? no. schools, we are trying to figure it all out. sasaki says the board put the pressure on schools directly - asking them to give them lists of what to eliminate or reduce. olivia udovic. it is all awful.for parents at manzanita seed - it is all incomprehensa ble to think about any reductions or cuts to children. monalisa. we already operate on a low budge, we can't take any more.(estacio)the school district has a meeting next week for input, and then a final meeting on december 13 where the full amount of cuts will be announced. here in oakland, te, kron four news. (steve) a big story
(steve) a big story we are tracking. until this morning, he was arguably television's most popular news personality .tonight matt lauer is in seclusion with his family... out of a job because of his conduct towards a female subrdinate.(pam) the longtime n-b-c 'today show' host.... joining the ever = lengthening list of powerful men accused of sexually abusing women.(steve) catherine heenan reports lauer was fired less than 36 hours after his accuser met with
n=b=c officials. today show sounderbreaking news on the today show. "matt lauer has been terminated by nbc news."lauer has been a fixture on morning news for decades... earning tens of millions of dollars as cornerstone of a program with an overwhelmingly female audience."i've known matt for 15 years and i've loved him as a friend and as a colleague." "how do you reconcile your love for someone with the revelation that they have behaved badly?"nbc news chairman andrew lack said in a staff memo , "on monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by matt lauer ... while it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years he's been at nbc news, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident."lauer's accuser says his sexual misconduct began three years ago while he was in sochi, russia, covering the winter olympics.and it continued after their return to new york.
a statement from the woman's attorney said, "our impression at this point is that nbc acted quickly and responsibly, as all companies should when confronted with credible allegations about sexual misconduct in the workplace." "this reckoning that so many organizations have been going through is important, it's long overdue, and it must result in workplaces where all women - all people - feel safe and respected."also today, minnesota public radio severed all ties with garrison keillor, the famous former host of a prairie home companion.m=p=r said the decision was based on allegations by a woman who worked with him last year. keillor, now retired, noted today he is 75 years old and, quote, "i don't have any interest in arguing about this." (pam) michigan congressman john conyers is facing calls to resign over misconduct allegations.(steve) now other congressional
leaders say they want to make lasting changes to protect people from harassment. house speaker paul ryan says congress won't tolerate sexual misconduct by its members any longer. to fight back, the house is adopting new rules. members and staff will be required to attend anti-sexual attend anti-sexual harassment training. democratic congressman john conyers of michigan is accused of sexual harassment by multiple former aides. at least three democrats have urged conyers to step down from office... however some democratic leaders remain on the fence. (pam) the sale of recreational marijuana could begin as soon as january 5-th in san francisco. supervisors adopted regulations tuesday night, favored by cannabis advocates... rejecting attempts to mandate a larger barrier between schools and pot shops. the board also rejected provisions that would have allowed neighborhoods to limit the number of dispensaries. however, the legislation does require a second vote by the board on tuesday. a city attorney spokesman says, if mayor ed
lee signs the regulations that same day, the legislation could go into effect at midnight january 5th---but missing the beginning of the year. now to our four zone forecast... taking a live look outside at s-f-o. kron-4's chief meteorologist brittney shipp is here now with the forecast high pressure will bring dry and mild weather through the end of the work week. a weak trough will pass north of the bay area on saturday keeping the best rain chances closer to the oregon border. longer range trends suggest above normal temperatures and continued dry weather for next week.
new ahead at 8 a couple renting an air-b-n-b realizes they're being recorded. the shocking accusations the host is now facing ---that date back nearly a decade. and next. the changes coming to the nutrition value of your child's school lunch. ((gary sports tease))"coming up a little bit later in this broadcast, some football shoes that honor colin kaepernick. also a couple of words for jimmy garoppolo ahead of his big start on sunday. and hey, how about a giants rumor, tied to stanton. we'll talk about it, in a few minutes." here's what we are tracking new tonight at nine...a reminder to people....be on the lookout for package thieves.surveillance video captures a group stealing a
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thrive. ♪ new at 8. the trump administration is pausing a plan to reduce salt in school lunches. those targets were set by the obama administration but now are coming to a halt. nutrition officials with the government announced changes to federal standards today. the move delays a requirement to lower salt in meals... and allows waivers on a regulation that all grains must be at least 50 percent whole grain. currently meals must have less than 1,230 milligrams of
sodium... it would have been lowered to 935 milligrams next school year...but that is now pushed back to 20-20. the department of agriculture secretary says relaxing the rules is necessary because kids simply are not eating healthier meals. but critics say the decision is "putting children's health at risk" (pam) the hectic holiday travel season may get a little crazier... thanks to a problem with the pilot staffing at american airlines. the carrier reported that a scheduling failure has resulted in thousands of flights being without pilots and staff workers. a spokesperson says, it will bring in reserve pilots for december, and is offering to pay time- and- a-half for regular staffers who pick up extra shifts. the pilot's union... however... is urging members not to take on these flights... as it could violate their contracts. ahead at eight.. a northern california father says, a teacher sent his daughter thousands of text messages. messages which
he says ... left him shaking. plus. new hope for millions who suffer from migraines. the new medicine to cut down on the painful headaches. and next. a south bay eighth grade teacher claims, she is being bullied --- by her own students. ((brittney tease))i'm kron 4 meteorologist brittney shipp. coming up, i will take a look at your 7 day forecast.details are right after the break.
in san jose claims ... she is being harassed by her own students. and it's all because of her religion.(steve) that teacher says, the school district is not doing enough to stop the abuse . kron-four's rob fladeboe explains why she decided to file a grievance with the school district. maimona berta is a special education teacher here at fischer middle school in the alum rock union school district. she has reportedly filed a formal complaint and a grievance against the district. the complaintis said to detail several occasions when she was allegedly the object of derogatory slurs and other anti-muslim hate speech by students. civil rights attorney brittney rezaei says such incidents are on the rise at schools across the country. sotbrittney rezaei/council on american islamic relations in a statement, alum rock district superintendent hilari bauer said that quote "...todays negative political climate at the national level continues to poison classrooms
throughout our nation..' and that..."such incidents represent teachable moments to educate our classrooms on the importance of respecting diversity...."brittney rezaei/caira district spokesman said that it's investigation has concluded and that disciplinary action has been taken although no details were given. in san jose rob fladeboe kron 4 news (steve) president trump facing an international controversy...over something he re-tweeted. the tweets were by a far-right, neo facist hate group called "britain first" that account posted three inflammatory video depicting muslims committing acts of violence. the president then
the president then retweeted those posts. however analysis of the videos by the associated press fact check shows elements of them are misleading. regardless--- local muslims worry the president's actions are inflammatory (steve) among those criticizing president trump - british prime minister teresa may. a spokesman for her office says he should never have shared the videos in question.. (steve) new tonight at 8 the family of a high school student in loomis has filed a lawsuit against a teacher and the placer union high school district.(pam) the parents claim .. the del oro high school band director, ben duncan, sent numerous inappropriate texts to their daughter. in fact, her father says, the texting
began when she was only 14 years old... "the school district has all this information, they know that he texted my daughter all night long, for months, thousands and thousands of texts - is that acceptable? things like i love you, come live at my house(pam) the parents claim many of the texts occurred late at night and early in the morning. they want the band director fired, and are worried for student's safety. the placer union high school district says, it is taking the allegations very seriously but has not been served with the lawsuit. (pam) a florida man is facing serious charges.... after being accused of secretly recording tourists in his condo... (steve) this after a couple who recently rented the space on air b-n-b found cameras hidden in their bedroom. then found another in the living room. detectives say the host ---wayne natt--- told them he had used the cameras to record his sex parties.
and claims his partners were aware of them. ..but police say that's just not true. right now the natt is facing three felony charges...more could be coming. that's because investigators found videos dating back to 20--08.. and are working to identify the victims. air b-and-b says it is outraged about the charges and has permanently banned natt. (pam) all charges have been dropped against a virginia mother .... who sent her 9-year old daughter to school ... with a recording device. we first brought you this story last friday at 8. sarah sims said, her daughter was being bullied and she wanted to capture proof. sims had faced a felony charge of intercepting communications. but a judge dismissed the charges. meanwhile, in a statement, norfolk public schools said , that a thorough investigation is done for accusations of bullying. (steve) now to our four zone forecast. you're
looking live at the golden gate bridge.(pam) kron-4's chief meteorologist brittney shipp joins us with a look ahead high pressure will bring dry and mild weather through the end of the work week. a weak trough will pass north of the bay area on saturday keeping the best rain chances closer to the oregon border. longer range trends suggest above normal temperatures and continued dry weather for next week. still ahead at 8. what's being tested as the first ever preventive medicine against migraines. and next. a delicious drink with a next week.
(pam) it is the holiday season and you know what that means? over- indulging in food and... drink.(steve) but this season, there's a trend towards getting into the spirit without drinking spirits. tonight on dine and dish - vicki liviakis introduces us to alcohol-free cocktails. this looks like your typical hipster cocktail party...at san francisco's bar agricole. millennials mingling... mixologists mixing. but with a twist. these aren't cocktails but mocktails. booze-free. they're sipping on seedlip - called the world's first non-alcoholic distilled spirit. founded by englishman ben
branson in his kitchen in the woods. like a character from sherlock holmes, branson extracted ancient recipes from the crumbling pages of this - the art of distillation from 1651 which documents apothecaries' distilled non-alcoholic herbal remedies. brilliantly designed cocktails by two of the bay's best mixologists: morgan schick of trick dog and lazy bear's nicolas torres. for tea-toddlers seedlip's distilled all- natural botanicals could be considered the credible adult alternative to alcohol if not drinking. and the best part - no hang-over to get over. in san francisco, vicki liviakis kron 4 news. (steve) if you have a (steve) kron 4 news.
(steve) (steve) if you have a restaurant, bistro, cafe, food truck or bar that you would like to see featured on 'dine and dish'... you can send an email to 'dine and dish' at kron 4 dot com .... or fill out the submission form on our website. and you can also check out our new 'dine and dish' facebook page. (steve) also new at 8. new long-acting drugs may hold hope for millions who suffer from migraines.(pam) the drugs are billed as the first preventive medicines developed specifically for migraines. the medicine is given as a shot every month or so. and it works by interfering with a substance that modifies nerve signaling and progression of pain and
symptoms. studies of two of these drugs show.... they cut the frequency of the notoriously disabling headaches. both drugs are under now f-d-a review... (pam)sports... the raiders talk about taking on the new york giants ... without that teams' 2-time super- bowl winning quarterback...(steve) ... and speaking of quarterbacks... jimmy garoppolo prepres fr his first start as a 49er... but what did his former teammate and mentor tom brady have to say... gary has the answer... and all the sports... coming up
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warriors in los angeles taking on lonzo ball and the lakers right now the warriors had an 11-point lead but that's been erased plus some... lakers lead by 4 at halftime steph curry has only 6 points... ball has 4 has 4 points... ball has only 6 steph curry has only 6 points... ball has 4 the 49ers are preparing for the jimmy garoppolo era garoppolo praticed today as the 49ers new starting quarterback they are on the road at the chicago bears this sundayc.j. beathard still battered from his injusry sunday did not practice garoppolo was acquired from the new england patriots for a 2nd round draft pick he was of course the long-time understudy to tom brady
garoppolo was asked today if he had talked to brady a bay area native and childhood 49er fan recently(sot: garoppolo & beathard) "yeah. we texted a little bit here and there. me, him, jacoby , we had a good friendship. so, it's nice to keep in touch with those guys." tom grew up a 49ers fan. was that ever mentioned when you got to come here?"he's been telling me about the bay area. he's telling me certain things to check out and whatnot. where he grew up. i just haven't had the opportunity. so that'll probably be more in the offseason.""i don't know. you'd have to ask him. i'm kind of focused on getting ready, getting better, getting healthy and stuff like that right now." this week is the nfl's "my cause, my cleats" initiative the raiders khalil mack was wearing his purple shoes
supporting the fight against lupus today at raiders practicederek carr and company host the new york giants but they will not face eli manning manning was benched yesterday in favor of geno smith manning had started 210 straight games dating back to his rookie season in 2004today jack del rio and derek carr were complementary of mannng while defensive back reggie nelson really didn't care (sot: del rio, carr and nelson) del rio:"it's got to be a tough, tough deal. he's one of the all-time greats. two-time super bowl winner, very accomplished player. i have a soft spot for that."derek carr says:"i know this about eli, he's a great person. i was able to learn from him a couple years ago at the pro bowl. we were on the same team. i was very fortunate and blessed to be on that same team as him. just learn from him, ask questions, all those things. my brother spent a lot
to counter-act player protests have proposed to donate $100 million to causes considered important to arican-american communities but not all the players are on board with the proposala number of players including the 49ers eric reid who has been one of the players who have knelt during the national anthem say the "players coalition" run by former 49er anquan boldin and malcolm jones (of the eagles) negotiated the deal without their inputespecially since reports had jenkins telling the league that players would stop protesting of they came forward with the fundsreid today talked about why he is not happy with feeing rrom the process(sot: eric reid) "he wasn't willing to do what he said he was doing and that's make this organization everybody's organization. somewhere that changed is he made it a point that it was he and anquan's organization. that's fine. i'm sure he'll continue to do great work surrounding criminal justice and i just won't be a part of his organization."
and also in conjuntion with "my cause, my cleats" week tennessee titans receiver rishard matthews will honor former college teammate colin kaepernick in his fight against social injustice and racial inequality.matthews will wear a pair of cleats that show kaepernick's name and picture of the former san francisco quarterback kneeling with appearing in place of kaepernick's matthews plans to wear support of "know your rights" camp.
next at 8. why oscar winning actor daniel day lewis says he is quitting acting. tonight at 9 we've been experiencing i huge number of vehicle burglaries and thefts . and that largely because an east bay police department takes to social media in an attempt to keep holiday shoppers safe and secure i'll explain in the next edition of people behaving badly
announced he is quitting acting in june.now, he is explaining why. the esteemed actor recently talked to "w" magazine about his role playing clothing designer reynolds woodcock, in the forthcoming film called - "phantom thread." the method actor is known for deeply immersing himself into roles.day- lewis said, diving into the life of woodcock and all the drama it entailed, sunk him into a depression. the movie trailer reveals the woodcock character feels cursed. the 60-year-old actor says, he is not entirely sure why he feels like he needs to quit now, but said, its settled
on him... "and it's just there." day- lewis, who has won three academy awards for best actor, is not even planning to see the film that may have ended his highly lauded career. "phantom thread" comes out in theaters on christmas day. (pam) google has fixed its hamburger emoji after uproar last month.(steve) yeah people noticed the burger emoji had cheese at the bottom. a tweet about the strange placement went viral. after getting 'grilled'...goog le's c-e-o jokingly said he would drop everything to fix the issue. well, he kept his word. according to emojipedia, the new burger design for android puts the cheese in the correct place: on top of the burger patty. burger patty. (pam) that wraps up kron 4 news at 8.(steve) grant lodes and vicki liviakis are here with kron 4 news at 9. ((grant))that's right pam and steve...next at nine...a disturbing story out of the east bay.that's where the
owner of a fitness gym, is behind bars tonight...accused of sexually assaulting a child. we have reaction from people who know the suspect...and his family.that's next in a live report.plus..matt lauer, the latest high profile figure to lose his job amid sexual harassment allegations.new tonight at nine, we talk with a bay area company, which holds training seminars of sexual harassment about the do's and don'ts in the workplace.((grant))plus...a wild crime spree, committed by nearly a dozen juveniles!how police managed to finally catch the group.((vicki))keep it here...kron 4 news at nine starts after the break.
(grant) in the east bay.. a gym owner and an áactive community member is behind bars tonight... after he was arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with a child. (grant) thanks for joining us, i'm grant lodes..(vicki) and i'm vicki liviakis... he is benjamin borsellino... the 41-year-old was booked into county jail yesterday. kron 4's hermela aregawi is live in martinez.. with the details..hermela? (hermela aregawi)borsellino
opened this gym in 2015 and co-owns it with his wife pam. he appears to be well known in the area and has worked in the fitness world here for several years. i talked a woman who knows him and his family. she says she is heartbroken and shocked. and finds it hard to believe based on who she knows borsellino to be. she told me he is very active in the community and helps raise money for different causes. the gym's website says he has two sons and is involved in events and fundraisers for the boys and girls club and the alhambra high school sports teams. borsellino was arrested on suspicion of four counts of lewd acts with a child under 14 years old. he was booked into the contra costa county jail. i talked to a woman who lives in the area.. who says she's saddened by these accusations.i'm not surprised. it's in the society it has been for a long time, hidden. i think it's good that it's coming to light because more parents need to be aware of what's going on. i think the most important thing is parents really need to listen to their kids because kids are honest by nature and they will tell you what's happening. we just need to listen as adults to it. another thing i'll say on the other side because it's so easy to be accused. let's make sure it's a valid accusation. let's make sure it's honest and valid before we say hey this is what this person is. (hermela aregawi) borsellino's bail has been set at 400-thousand dollars. and it appears the